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Our mission is to ensure effective systems are available to assist people in achieving their life goals and to offer programs and coordinate services so that the people we serve may realize their dreams and actively contribute to the community. Our vision is to enhance the quality of life in the community one person at a time and to empower people to be the best version of themselves.

The Early Intervention team works with children and their families to enhance the child’s development through everyday learning opportunities and routines. Early Intervention includes services and supports to infants and toddlers birth to 3 years who have a diagnosed medical condition or developmental delay. Early Intervention services are provided in the child’s natural environment and are centered on the interest, strengths and priorities of the child and family. A natural environment could be their home, the park, the grocery store, anywhere that the child goes with the caregiver. The children can be referred for services in a variety of ways and are assessed and evaluated for eligibility both to enter the program and as they transition into preschool.

The Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (HCBDD) and Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD) are currently recruiting for an Ohio licensed Occupational Therapist (OT). Qualified OT candidates will hold a current license in occupational therapy, and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. The following certifications are highly desired, but not required: Early Intervention Developmental Specialist from the Department of Developmental Disabilities Ohio (DODD), aquatic therapy, massage therapy, and PLAY project. Duties include providing training, therapy, and instructional aide to children; coaching team members and families in accordance with the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); performing evaluations and assessments with the team; and designing plans and goals for the IFSP.

HCBDD and FCBDD offer staff members competitive wages, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation leave, two personal days per calendar year and are members of the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) which is Ohio’s largest public pension fund. We are open to hiring a full-time staff member to serve both counties or a vendor contract(s) for services for a minimum of two days per week per county in either or both counties.

Individual must be able to pass criminal background checks as required by the Ohio Revise Code; have a valid Ohio driver’s license, current motor vehicle insurance with a clean driving record. A current OT license and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy are required. Staff must be able to pass a pre-employment physical (including a TB screening) and drug screen. Staff are required to complete a 180-day probationary period following first day full time employment. HCBDD and FCBDD are EOE employers. The HCBDD and the FCBDD are not authorized to hire immediate family members of current Board members or immediate family members of County Commissioners. Additional information about our agency can be found on our websites: and Posted 9/27/22

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Early Intervention Speech and Language Pathologist

The Early Intervention team is excited about seeking a Speech Language Pathologist, SLP-CCC to join The Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Within this collaborative culture; your responsibilities will be a diverse mix of assessment, evaluation, coaching and direct interaction with families and children.

Qualified Early Intervention Speech and Language Pathologist candidates must have the ability/willingness to wear a 3-ply mask covering their nose and mouth throughout the workday while interacting with others. The services are provided in homes and other natural environments via in-person and virtual visits for children ages 0-3 and families in Highland County. This is an excellent opportunity for a Speech Language Pathologist to work with children and families in the context of a dynamic team and make a difference early to promote a solid start. The schedule will be 32 hours a week with flexibility, competitive salary, and benefits. A current Ohio Speech and Hearing Professional Board license and American Speech Language Hearing Association CCC’s required, and recent pediatric care experience is preferred.

Individual must be able to pass BCI and FBI criminal background checks as required by the Ohio Revised Code; pass a preemployment drug screen, physical and TB test, have a valid Ohio driver’s license with a clean driving record and a satisfactory MVR CORSA score. HCBDD is an EOE employer. Information about this position and the employment application can be found on our website at Please send employment application, resume, and cover letter including salary requirements via email to [email protected] No telephone calls please. All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Posted 2/16/22